Professional Training

Welcome to the Ontario SPCA Training List for Animal Welfare Organizations!

New and exciting training sessions will be added throughout the year so be sure to check back often.

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2017 Training Sessions 


Intake Exam Training

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This course is designed for Staff responsible for conducting Intake Exams, as well as those wishing to further their knowledge in this area. It will provide you with a well-rounded skill set and ability to perform Intake Exams for shelter animals, a key component in managing animal health in the shelter environment. This training is geared specifically to the procedures and protocols performed for the Intake Exam, including safe, low-stress animal handling

Introduction to SAFER™
Tuesday October 3rd and Wednesday October 4th, 2017

The ASPCA's SAFER® is a tool for assessing the probability of future canine aggression. Obtaining SAFER™ training helps ensure you are conducting and scoring assessment items correctly and that you are using SAFER™  scores appropriately to make sound decisions about the dogs you assess.

MYM® Canine-ality™ and Feline-ality™ Refresher Course
Tuesday October 17th and Wednesday October 18th, 2017

If you are familiar with the MYM® Feline-ality™ & Canine- ality™  programs, but need a refresher to bring you up to speed, then this is the session for you!  This two-day workshop will explore both MYM® Feline-ality™ & Canine- ality™ programs, offering an energizing agenda to bring you back up to speed on these research-based assessments of cat and dog behaviour.  Participants will spring ahead in their MYM® knowledge, further promoting animal welfare, increased adoptions, and decreased returns.


All Training Sessions will be held 9am - 5pm at:

Ontario SPCA

Provincial Education and Animal Centre

16586 Woodbine Ave, Stouffville L4A2W3





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